Read these instructions carefully before use.
Caving, working with ropes or at great heights, and rescue and safety activities are dangerous endeavours. The following guidance does not eliminate the risks associated with these activities. The manufacturer is not responsible for any abuse and/or misuse of the equipment. The user is responsible for their actions and decisions in the field. It is essential for the safety of the user that the vendor provide these instructions in the language of the country where the product is to be used.
- This product is a static rope for use in caving, working with ropes or at great heights, and rescue or safety activities. Its use must allow the movement, progression or descent of a person in compliance with the conditions set out below.
- If the user is in a free climbing position, a dynamic rope conforming to EN 892 must be used. Static ropes should never be used if the user could be in a position to take a fall greater than a factor of 1. For maximum safety, there should be a reliable anchor point above the user and no loose ropes between the user and the anchor point.
- The user, in normal or emergency situations, must be in perfect medical, physical and mental condition to safely use the static rope.
- This product must be used by trained and/or competent persons or the user must be under the supervision of a trained and/or competent person.
- A rescue plan should be in place and implemented if necessary before and during any use, in order to deal with any eventuality.
This product must not be modified or added to without the prior approval of the manufacturer and any repairs must be in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
- This rope is designed to withstand static forces in activities where there is a risk of falling from height.
- The equipment must not be used beyond its limits or in any other situation than those specified above.
- The rope is personal equipment. It can sustain unseen damage in your absence. For better monitoring, when the rope is used by a group, we advise you to appoint a user or a person to be responsible for each product.
- Thin ropes may require a special belay device.
- The rope must be protected from sharp edges and falling rocks which can cut the threads.
Check carabiners and other equipment for burrs and/or damage. Overlapping two ropes in the same carabiner or link can cause the rope(s) to break. Fast descents or top ropes should be avoided as they accelerate wear and can burn the rope. The maximum permissible operating temperature is 80°C for a short period. Check the length of the rope before a rappel or top rope. For added safety, make a knot at the end of the rope.
- Before and after each trip, check the general condition of the rope visually and physically. Replace the rope as soon as possible after a major fall or as soon as deterioration appears. If in doubt, return the rope to the manufacturer.
- The user should consider the rope to be defective if there are burn marks on the sheath, if the rope is nicked, if it is uneven in diameter, if there are signs of localised abrasions or internal wear, if there is a significant elongation from the original length, or if it shows any other signs of deterioration. A visual and physical inspection is therefore required before use. If the rope gets wet, it loses its strength and is much more susceptible to abrasion. Take more precautions.
- If there is any doubt about the safety of the equipment or if it has already been used to stop a fall and should not be used again until a qualified person has authorised its use in writing, the rope should be removed from circulation.
-The minimum strength of the anchoring device or structure chosen must be at least 15kN.
- Use a carabiner or quick link for abseiling and top ropes. Do not pass the rope around a branch, on a ring, through the eye of a peg or directly into a hanger. The anchor station must consist of at least two independent anchor points. The various belay components (harnesses, carabiners, webbing, descenders, anchor points) must be chosen in accordance with European standards and/or CE certification and be used in full knowledge of their limits of use in progression and safety systems. They should also be adapted to the diameter of the rope.
- Protect yourself against the danger that may arise when using several items whereby the safety functionality of one item is affected by the safety functionality of another item interfering with it.
- The figure-eight knot is recommended for tying in. Make a tight figure-eight knot. A minimum of 10 cm of rope must extend beyond the knot. On a fall-arrest harness, use the tie-in points specified by the manufacturer.
- In order to minimise the risk of falls and the height at which they occur: the anchor point of the rope at the anchor station should never be below the user to ensure that the fall factor of 1 is not exceeded.
- The fall-arrest harness (compliant with EN361) is the only body gripping device allowed in a fall arrest system (as per EN 363).
- Before and during use, the potential height of falls must be anticipated. The user should position themselves in relation to their anchor station in such a way that they are never above it. Always check the clearance underneath the user (as specified in each associated equipment manual) to prevent collision with obstacles.
- The rope must not be brought into contact with corrosive and abrasive materials or chemical agents (acids, oils, petrols) which can destroy the fibres invisibly.
- During transport, a rope bag that protects the rope from dirt and reduces the risk of twisting is highly recommended.
The rope is marked at the ends with a self-adhesive label indicating the rope reference, its type A or B, its diameter (note: A 10 means type A 10 mm diameter).
Type A: Rope for use in caving, rescue or as a safety line in work at height. In the latter case, the rope is used to access and leave the work area, in combination with other equipment, or to carry out live work or work suspended from the rope.
Type B: rope with a lower performance level than type A ropes. During use, greater attention should be paid to protecting against the effects of abrasion, cuts and normal wear and tear, and to reducing the possibility of falling.
MM:YYY: Year/month of manufacture, used as a traceability number.
ID XXXXXXX: Product identification number
EN 1891:1998: technical reference and year of issue.
UIAA: compliance with the Union International des Associations d’Alpinisme (International Union of Mountaineering Associations)
0333: Notified body module D: AFNOR Certification – 11 rue F. de Pressensé – 93571 La Plaine St Denis Cedex – France
XXXX: Notified body module D -
XXm: length in mA 10.5: Type A rope with a diameter of 10.5mm
Each length of rope cut must be marked with these details.
Name of the trademark
equipment compliant with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/425 concerning personal protective equipment.
Equipment compliant with UKCA Personal Protective Equipment requirements.
- The lifespan of PPE depends on the frequency and manner of use. A rope in use is subjected to stresses, strains, shocks, and many mechanical stresses that strain it. Friction, abrasion, UV rays, and moisture cause inevitable ageing and wear. This is despite the technological advances we have introduced to our products in recent years. A rope can be irreparably damaged the first time it is used, requiring immediate disposal. Be cautious and vigilant.
- The lifetime of Simond PPE is limited to 15 years, including a storage period and a period of use.
- Possible storage time in proper conditions before first use: 5 years
- Maximum period of use: 10 years
- The rope must be washed with clean, cold water. All other cleaning techniques are prohibited. The rope must be dried in the shade and away from any heat source.
- The rope should be stored in the shade, away from moisture, frost and UV rays and away from any source of heat that could degrade the properties of the rope.
WARNING: If the rope is wet, it should be left to dry in the shade, away from moisture, frost, UV rays and any heat source.
- In order to ensure the safety of the user, which is associated with maintaining the efficiency and strength of the equipment, regular inspections are necessary to ensure the safe use of the product. Periodic inspections should be carried out at least once every 12 months. These inspections must be carried out by qualified personnel and in accordance with the manufacturer's operating standards. The legibility of the product markings must be verified. You should keep an identification card in order to record the following information: type of equipment, manufacturer, dates of manufacture, purchase and first use, history of periodic inspections and repairs.
Potential repairs must be carried out by qualified persons who have been authorised by the manufacturer and in accordance with the manufacturer's operating procedures.
The EU Declaration of Conformity for your product can be found on the relevant rope's web page on the website: www.supportdecathlon.com
Notified body (no. 0082) having carried out the EU type-examination certificate. Apave SUDEUROPE SAS - CS60193 – 13322 Marseille Cedex 16 – France.